After attending a NOAA (National Institute of Oceanic Administration) webinar, I learned about a website that I will share with you in this week’s Blog. Both hurricanes and thunderstorms can produce a lot of water which usually leads to flooding. No one wants to get caught on a flooded street or worst get flood water in their home. The good news is ‘First Street Foundation’ has designed a website to help you understand your risk for flooding regardless of why flash floods happen. The website, Flood Factor.com (see the link below) gives you an instant answer and the site is easy to use. Regardless of where you live in the US, just open Flood Factor.com, enter an address, and within seconds you will receive the flood risk for the area you searched. Sounds too good to be true but it is. I entered my address, that of friends and family and the ‘Flood Factor.com website generated the flood risk for each location. One of the founders of First Street Foundation worked at NOAA for years and said this information is needed for hurricane preparedness and so many other rainstorms. The website can be helpful to people who are buying homes before closing too. Be sure you try Flood Factor.com for yourself and share it with your family and friends. Get ready before the next rainmaker washes ashore. Next week, I’ll share more information to keep you and your family safe or exciting news about my book, The Overlooked Voices of Hurricane Katrina: Mississippi Black Women Survivors Resilience and Recovery.
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